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My Shots are essentially our version of an Op-ed. These opinion pieces are either submitted to the paper, then vetted and edited by the opinion editor, or solicited based on our desires for hitting certain topics. My Shots are Moonshine Ink opinion pieces that must take a stance on an issue — typically starting with a problem, establishing an argument for your stance, then answering with a call to action.

Word limit for a traditional My Shot is 600 words, and as of 2021 we are accepting longer (1,000 word count limit) submissions on a case-by-case basis. Email editors@moonshineink.com to submit yours!

Squaw Valley: Water, Water Everywhere?


Sierra Watch's Executive Director Tom Mooers questions the Water Supply Assessment for the proposed Squaw Valley development.

Revised Martis West Plan a Win-Win?


Carnelian Bay resident Peggy Nicholas calls on local agencies to adopt ridgeline and viewshed standards.

Squaw Valley’s Redundant Water Supply


Squaw Valley Public Service District's General Manager explains the district's proposed plan to develop a backup water supply from Martis Valley's aquifer.

Climate Change and Violence Against Women


The consequences of climate change present an immense risk to our health and safety and will undeniably enhance challenges for survivors of domestic violence, sexual violence, and child abuse.

Stay At Home (Please)

In his My Shot, Court Leve explains why during this health pandemic is not the time to be seeking a nice cabin-in-the-woods STR rental. “Stay at home” means primary residences.

Mourning the Death of Our Quaint Little Mountain Town

Rolf Godon has spent much of his 45 years as a full-time Tahoe/Truckee resident advocating for the rights of the land, and his My Shot argues that Truckee’s general plan proposal’s land use section isn’t forward-thinking enough.

Physicians Support Tahoe Forest Hospital


Twenty one local physicians respond to Moonshine Ink's coverage of Tahoe Forest Hospital.

Squaw Alpine Gondola Project, a Showcase of Damaging Impacts


The damages on our public lands from this KSL project are too much, including irreversible impacts to the environment, view sheds, and the wilderness experiences of our future generations.

So You Want To Drive in the Snow?


California Highway Patrol Officer Pete Mann offers some sage advice on winter driving in Tahoe/Truckee.

Improving Tahoe’s Economy


A community member writes about a local, timely topic.